Blue, Melon and Gold!

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My absolutely favorite color/hue(s) is Blue and the brighter the blue is even better. So last night when I was watching the watching Wendy Williams show, I fell in love with her new look for Spring. She also put on very fun and quirky blue reading glasses and it was perfection!  These “divafied” frames were designed by a guest in the audience and Wendy like them enough to wear them on the show, how cool is that?

Personal pic I took of Wendy on TV

Personal pic I took of Wendy on TV

She wore a blue scoop neck shell top (Escada), color blocked (taupe/blue) cashmere Continue Reading

My new cuff bracelet from Orphelia Ltd!

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Earlier this week I received a small package from Orphelia Ltd., and I was full of excitement to see what was inside! I opened the package and found a lovely black and gold satin drawstring bag containing an amazingly beautiful piece of jewelry.

 A close up… Gorgeous, Right?

This cuff style bracelet is part of the Orphelia collection from South Africa, and comes with a tag attached that states it is “Original handcrafted jewellery, Made in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa”. The colorful shell set into the Gold bracelet is a Paua Shell from the Abalone species that is found in the shallow waters surrounding New Zealand.

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Fashion Industry Highlight – SBG Designs

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SBG Designs is a renowned jewelry company based in Minneapolis, MN. Designer and Owner, Sara Beth Goldfine created her jewelry line for the person who wants to “wear something different”.

Paisley Iridescent Metallic Pink crystal and silver necklace

Her collections have very distinctive characteristics, but are still one of a kind and versatile. Sara’s use of rare and vintage stones for her unique pieces along with her great attention to detail allows for brand to appeal to customer that appreciates both quality and fashion.
In business for over 7 years, it comes as no surprise that SBG Designs has become a leader in the fashion jewelry industry. Seen in many major fashion publications and worn by numerous celebrities Kim Kardashian, Continue Reading

Decorated Women

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I hope my last post on the outfits at a traditional Indian wedding was a treat to your eyes. Inspired from my earlier post, I thought, it would be a good idea to give you some insight on the kind of accessories Indians don at the weddings. Accessories are an important part of the traditional look for Indian Weddings. These are the times when people usually wear exquisite and expensive gold, diamond and platinum jewelry. Flaunting posh jewelry is also considered a sort of a status symbol at these weddings.
There are a lot of different forms of accessories exhibited during the weddings other than the usual earrings, neckpieces and bangles.  However, my favorite remains a lot of bangles and chunky earrings.

The headgear is an essential part of the bride’s attire, along with bangles and an extended bracelet that connects to the rings. The anklets worn by the bride are heavy, usually studded with uncut diamonds and set into gold. Most Continue Reading

Fashion Industry Highlight- Charmed Design

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be beautiful. be inspired. be charmed.

Lori Cohn, founder and creator of Charmed Design has taken accessories further than just being fashionable While trying to deal with some of the lemons life had thrown her way she began to embark on a creative journey that became something constructive and positive to do in order to change her focus. Her dream is that out of her personal tragedy will grow a successful business that combines her passion for creating meaningful jewelry to communicate her personal gratitude and love for life.

This silk wrap bracelet features two silver plated Om symbol charms, a peace sign, and a beautiful wire wrapped African jade teardrop bead.

Charmed Design is a line of unique and creative handmade wrap bracelets, positive energy and provides inspiration, motivation, and awareness.  The bracelets are as inspiring as they are unique, modern, and beautiful. Each bracelet is made with either Silk (hand dyed ribbons), Japanese Chirimen printed fabric (made into a cord), Braided Leather (available in many colors), Braided satin cord with chains (multi-color and solid), and Knotted wrap cords (in Leather and Satin).  To complete the bracelet Lori uses various charms to create her “inspired Continue Reading

Fashion Industry Highlight – Orphelia

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Orphelia was founded with the aim to adorn women who have a deep appreciation of diverse cultures, who feel multicultural and who would like to express their character and identity through the way they dress and style themselves. We travel the world for you to find the latest trends, the highest quality and the very best of handcrafted design.

Alexa K.’s love for fashion, handcrafted designs and her roots, (which are of Western and Eastern heritage) made her want to merge all of those aspects together. In order to fulfill her dream, Alexa decided to create a new platform… and a fashion and lifestyle company named Orphelia was born. Founded in 2011, Orphelia is a unique and creative company that wants to promote Continue Reading

Styled by Vitamin F- “Tonight”- Ludacris

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As we stated in the previous post, we love the styling for John Legend’s new video ft. Ludacris, “Tonight”. In this post we take a look at Ludacris’s looks and show you our versions.

As Luda raps his verses, he switches between two different looks.  Look 1- an all black ensemble complete with a shimmer cardigan, sunglasses, dog tag necklace, beaded bracelet, statement rings and “Mirror” hi-top sneakers; Look 2-  includes a Navy Textured stripe zipper detail Pea Coat, sunglasses, statements rings and a plaid printed scarf.
Here are a few stills of Look 1 from the video.

Here are High and Low Styled by Vitamin F versions of his cardigan look. Continue Reading

The Season of Giving and Giving Back!!

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Give the gift of that keeps on giving!

Shop our Dose of Charity accessories and 50% of the proceeds from your purchase will keep giving gifts of education, awareness, screening and testing services at local charities and programs.

All items are also TAX free!

Breast Cancer Awareness- heart and Ribbon- Linked Stretch rings

Gold Breast Cancer Awareness- Heart and Ribbon - Linked stretch ring

Gold Crystal studded - Awareness Ribbon Necklace

"Red Dress"- Heart Disease Awareness- Dress Charm Necklace

"Together We Can Make A Difference" Heart and Pink Ribbon- Breast Cancer Awareness- Silver Charm Bracelet

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Pins, Purses and additional Awareness bracelet also available!

 

Dose of Charity for WORLDS AIDS DAY!!

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Fighting for an AIDS Free Generation by the year 2015

“It’s been 30 years since the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in 1981, and although we know significantly more about the virus, its eradication still eludes us.”

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day 2011- Dec. 1st, 2011… How will you show your support?

World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. There are many ways that you can help continue spread awareness of HIV/AIDS and continue the fight to find a cure!…Read articles and leran more about the campaign, Encourage friends & family to get tested, watch the highly anticipated discussion The Beginning of the End of AIDS, also by shopping our Dose of Charity accessories, where 50% of the proceeds for each item purchased will go towards- Education and testing for HIV/AIDS infection and local community charities and programs.

Dose of Charity for World AIDS Day, Dec. 1st

50% of the proceeds from each Dose of Charity accessory goes towards local charities and community organizations for education, awareness and testing services.

Though the road ahead will not be easy, the opportunity before us is extraordinary.”

Dose of Charity Accessories!!

Shop and don’t feel guilt, feel good!

All of Dose of Charity items are tax free and 50% of the proceeds from each item go to benefit strategic charitable work. Dose of Vitamin F partners with the SISGI Group to select organizations to receive funding and to assure that funds are used towards real outcomes for communities. To learn more about the SISGI Group visit www.sisgigroup.org

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